Laura Carstensen

Non-Executive Director

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Laura Carstensen is a Commissioner of the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission where she has led the recent statutory inquiry into Gender Diversity on FTSE 350 Boards and chairs the Commission’s RIO (Regulators, Inspectorates and Ombudsmen) Forum which provides guidance and leadership on the role of equalities and human rights for RIOs. 


She is a former partner in the leading international law firm Slaughter and May and, since leaving the firm in 2005, has held a number of public service roles including as Deputy Chairman of the Competition Commission and a founder member of the Co-operation and Competition Panel for NHS-Funded Services. She has also served as a foundation trust board member. 

She has broad and deep expertise in both sectoral and strategic regulatory policy, underpinned by a commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice.  She is based in the North. 

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